A Maryland woman apparently unaware of the dangers associated with texting and driving received a crash course on the subject after driving her car into a lake yesterday.

Authorities in Waldorf say the 25-year-old woman was distracted by texting when she ran off the road and clipped a tree.

Her vehicle was then propelled some 60 feet into Wakefield Lake, where it remained submerged in five feet of water.

Luckily, the unidentified Hyundai driver was able to crack open a window and exit the car before emergency services arrived.

She was transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. Police expect to charge the woman with a crime.

[H/T: Newser, screengrab via NBC Washington]